CHAPTER 578

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL. NO. 314

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND PART VII, 'TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE. CODE RELATING TO ELEVATORS. PENALTIES.

BE IT ENACTED BY GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE 0F DELAWARE: (Two-thirds of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Amend Part VII. Title 16 of the-Delaware Code by adding thereto a new Chapter 87. to read as follows:

"CHAPTER 87. Elevators

§8701. Emergency Communication.

(a) Every elevator which is used to transport people shall have sonic means fur its passengers to communicate directly to a person outside the elevator in an emergency, such means shall be available on a 24-hour basis.

(b) This section shall not apply to any private residence.

(c) Each county or municipality may adopt rules or regulations to effectuate this section.

§8702. Compliance: penalties

(a) Every elevator subject to this section shall have six months from the effective date of this legislation to comply with the provisions hereof.

(b) No certificate of occupancy shall he issued to any building not exempt from this section containing an elevator that does not comply with this section. and no permit or license to operate an elevator subject to this section shall he issued or renewed if such elevator does not comply with this section.

(c) The owner of an elevator subject to this section that does not comply with this section shall be fined $1,000 for each one year. or part thereof. for which such noncompliance exists."

Approved July 25, 1996